The PMT Advantage – Six PMT Attorneys Acknowledged for a High Degree of Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement

The PMT Advantage – Six PMT Attorneys Acknowledged for a High Degree of Peer Recognition and Professional Achievement

What does it mean to have The PMT Advantage on your side? Outstanding lawyers. Period. Each PMT attorney selected to a Super Lawyers list has undergone a multi-phase selection process. Six PMT attorneys received this accolade for multiple years in a row. Being honored by Super Lawyers illustrates the dedication and commitment to achieving success for our clients. Only the top five percent of each state’s attorneys are selected. PMT provides our clients with swift, cost-effective resolution of cases. PMT has the experience and technology to successfully handle your legal concerns. PMT’s team approach brings together several highly skilled PMT attorneys within the firm to deliver a powerhouse defense for the client in each case. Our research team is second to none. We educate our clients through webinars and accredited courses. We strongly believe in diversity and offer several different languages for interacting with clients. All of our offices utilize high-end safety protocols and protecting the client is always at the forefront of our mission. At PMT you receive Marc Pillinger’s vast experience, Jeffrey Miller’s renowned negotiation skills, Neil Sambursky’s sought after products liability, defense and insurance coverage expertise, Craig Goldwasser’s success with a wide variety of complex and high exposure cases, Kimberly Carulli’s wide range of practice areas and Seth Frankel’s intense focus on civil litigation. All of the attorneys at PMT provide a singular vision…results, value and outstanding service. Marc H. Pillinger Executive PartnerSuper Lawyers2013 – 2020 Jeffrey T. Miller Executive PartnerSuper Lawyers2016 – 2020 Neil L. Sambursky Partner Super Lawyers2014 – 2020 Craig M. Goldwasser PartnerRising Stars2015 – 2020 Kimberly A. Carulli AssociateRising Stars2015 – 2020...
PMT Special Report: Jeff Miller, Doing What PMT Does Best – 24 out of 25 Cases Settled at Mediation Days

PMT Special Report: Jeff Miller, Doing What PMT Does Best – 24 out of 25 Cases Settled at Mediation Days

By Thomas M. Bona and Jeffrey T. Miller. While some things in the Insurance industry slowed down during the pandemic, here at PMT we were racing ahead working on a challenge by one of our carriers.  Our carrier asked PMT to select from a portfolio of habitation cases those which were ripe for resolution, schedule mediation days and resolve as many cases as we could. Working with our carrier, we selected 25 slip and fall and ceiling collapse cases. The cases involved back, neck and knee injuries. As we all know, mediation has become a popular and effective way to resolve cases. The theory, in such a setting, is both parties are highly motivated to settle cases. However, experience teaches there is a long way between the initial demand by the plaintiff and an ultimate resolution. Like a ritual dance, there is a process to a successful mediation. The mediations were personally handled by PMT’s Executive Partner Jeff Miller, one of our founders. In our industry, Jeff is universally considered one of the best attorneys at mediation and with good reason. Not all attorneys have the skill set to succeed at mediation, but Jeff possesses that rare combination of steely determination and empathy which, when combined with his ability to see the case from multiple perspectives, allows him to zero in on the fulcrum of the case to successfully close the negotiations and achieve positive results for our clients. With this as a backdrop, Jeff settled 24 of 25 cases at the mediation days. The settlements ranged from $20,000 to $450,000 and were all within the authority given by...
Case by Case: Auto Policy Held Primary in Construction Accident

Case by Case: Auto Policy Held Primary in Construction Accident

By Lawrence N. Rogak. First Mercury Insurance Co. v State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co., 2019 NYSlipOp 51773 (Supreme Court, New York County) (Lebovitz, j) (10/29/2019) In this declaratory judgment action arising out of an injury to a construction worker who was unloading pallets of cement from a flatbed truck, his employer’s GL carrier sought an order declaring that his employer’s auto carrier had the primary duty to defend and indemnify the owner, GC and subcontractor on the job. The Court concluded that the auto insurer, State Farm, had a duty to defend and indemnify all parties, except for the breach of contract claim against the employer. DaSilva, a construction worker employed by subcontractor Europa Construction, was injured while he was standing on the flatbed of a truck attempting to unload pallets of cement; he tripped on a pallet and then slipped on cement mixed with stones that had accumulated on the floor of the truck. Europa was insured, under different policies, by plaintiff First Mercury Insurance Company and by defendant State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company. DaSilva, sued the property owner and general contractor, who in turn brought third-party complaints against Europa. First Mercury then brought this DJ against State Farm, seeking a judgment that State Farm owes the primary duty to defend and indemnify Europa, the property owner and the general contractor in the underlying personal-injury action. First Mercury also sought reimbursement of the attorney fees and costs that it expended defending the underlying action. First Mercury then moved for an order declaring that State Farm must: (i) defend and indemnify Europa against the third-party claims brought against it...
Jeffrey Miller was selected as a featured guest on the Breakdown

Jeffrey Miller was selected as a featured guest on the Breakdown

The Breakdown is an informative and equally entertaining podcast discussion that addresses the insurance issues faced by NY contractors and developers today. Experts across multiple fields sharing their “insurance playbook” in a round table podcast format.   In this week’s episode Executive Partner of the PMT law Firm, Jeffrey Miller was selected as a featured guest because of his passion for the industry and his exceptional consultative skills delivering win/win solutions. Listen to Jeffrey Miller on the Breakdown https://pmtlawfirm.com/wp-content/uploads/Episode-2-Jeffrey-Miller-on-the-Breakdown.mp3 Visit the Breakdown...